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3.8
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
81.8%
Recommend this course
63 out of 77 reviews
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3.9
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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3.9
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.0%
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17 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Military/Public
Par 72
Length 6755 yards
Slope 121
Rating 72.7

Fort Sam Houston is home to two 18-hole courses, Salado Del Rio and La Lorna. The Salado del Rio course is the more scenic of the two, offering spectacular views of the rustic countryside. The historic facility boasts some famous players including Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer. The layout is also more difficult than the other championship course at the club due to the presence of numerous blind shots and water hazards. Both Fort Sam Houstan golf courses feature tight, tree-lined fairways and greens that are medium in both size and speed. In addition to the two golf courses, Fort Sam Houston also houses extensive practice facilities including a practice chipping green and lighted driving range.

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Course Details

Year Built 1976
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes - $15

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.8
77 Reviews (77)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grew up on this course

Greens were fantastic for the course played great. Fairways were hard pan most of the time but enough grass to grab the ball. All in all great experience. Felt good to return to the course where I learned to play golf.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Just fine

With the hot deals i use you can not beat the deal

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great for the price.

My only major concern with this course is the layout is a bit tricky considering they have little to no signage. It can be very easy to get mixed up and lost considering they have two courses there right next to each other. Great for the money though will keep going there

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout

Really enjoyed the course and the pace of play, but the mud in front of most every green was very frustrating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ft. Sam

Beautiful weather, course in good shape, but a lot of wet areas around the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of dead grass

Parts of the fairways are just deadpan. Rough, there isn't really any, it is fairway or dead grass or just dirt and rock. Understand the dry warm weather but I am not sure this course has seen water other than the greens. Around the greens, it was mucky and muddy. Maybe use some of that water on the rest of the course.

How about a cart peraon since the turn isn't back at the clubhouse. Would be nice to have someone offer a drink.

The traps, full of water and unplayable.

It is obvious that no General Officers play this course or it would be in much better condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great day and reminder

I felt humbled to play this course. My fellow golfers never played this course. You see many graves of fallen military and some of their family in the VA cemetery right next door. Thank you fallen heroes and souls for giving us freedom so that we can enjoy some golf and fun. God bless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of Play

It took myself and a 2 some, to play 9 holes tee time was at 9:40 we stopped at 1240. On hole #9. It was brutal There was no marshall to pick up play. If you are playing to slow the rule is to allow the group to play thru, and yet 3 hours to play nine holes of golf. Never will go there again.
Thank you.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bang for your money

Nice course, fairways dry and each green is different but good bang for the buck

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Great course for the money. Must have a pass or play with someone that has a military ID ACTIVE OR RETIRED.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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